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ANF: YPG fighter Scurfield’s funeral takes place in Nottingham Konstandinos Erik Scurfield (Kemal), a British YPG fighter who died in a clash in Til Berak on 2 March, was buried at a funeral in... Read more

Friday 27 March 2015 Friday 27 March 2015

ANF: CLRA passes resolution for Kobanê  The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the European Council (CLRA) has issued a declaration demanding that all the means and needs be... Read more

Thursday 26 March 2015 Thursday 26 March 2015

Konstandinos Erik Scurfield – Kosta’s farewell. When we feel like fighting each other maybe he will come to mind, and we will turn to fight the real enemies – including poverty, greed,... Read more

Wednesday 25 March 2015 Wednesday 25 March 2015

ANF: Another hill liberated in Kobanê  Fighters of the YPG/YPJ (People’s/Women’s Defense Units) have liberated another hill as a result of an offensive against ISIS gangs east of Kobanê. YPG/YPJ... Read more

Tuesday 24 March 2015 Tuesday 24 March 2015

ANF: EU diplomats discuss reconstruction of Kobanê Diplomats from EU member countries have met at the Amed (Diyarbak?r) Chamber of Commerce and Industry to discuss the reconstruction of Kobanê. Diplomats... Read more

Monday 23 March 2015 Monday 23 March 2015

Syrian Observatory for Huan Rights: 54 civilians including 35 children killed by IS massacre in al-Hasakah city SOHR documented the death of 54 Syrian citizens ( 20 children and 15 women ) in addition... Read more

Sunday 22 March 2015 Sunday 22 March 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Photos civilians and children who were wounded by 2 suicide explosions by IS in al-Hasakah city, which killed 45 civilians including 28 women and children, and... Read more

Saturday 21 March 2015 Saturday 21 March 2015

ANF: Newroz fire in Kobanê lit by YPG/YPJ fighters  Celebrations to mark the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, have started in Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava. YPG/YPJ fighters have lit fires on Mishtenur... Read more

2015 March 21:  Newroz message of Öcalan read out in Amed 2015 March 21: Newroz message of Öcalan read out in Amed

Kurdish National Leader Abdullah Ocalan, called for a PKK congress to begin an era of peace. Here is the full text of Ocalan’s message: Saturday, March 21, 2015 AMED – ANF: TO ALL OUR PEOPLE; I... Read more

Friday 20 March 2015 Friday 20 March 2015

Newroz in Kobane Today is Newroz, and SKS sends greetings – the new year is a time of celebration, however there is also a dark side to day’s news and our thoughts are with all those affected... Read more

Thursday 19 March 2015 Thursday 19 March 2015

:  Turkish tankers carrying ISIS oil Sadik Al Hiseni, the head of the security committee in the city of Diyala in Iraq, says they have arrested several Turkish tankers trying to take ISIS oil out of... Read more

Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK

Latest information 12.50pm Thursday 19 March 2015: Dear friends, The body of martyred Kamal (Kosta) is arriving in Manchester on Friday 20 March at 10:15 am. The body would be received and controlled... Read more

Wednesday 18 March 2015 Wednesday 18 March 2015

Idris Nassan: Idris Nassan, spokesman for Kobani’s reconstruction board, says that in the two months since its liberation, Kobani has not yet received any funds or resources for rebuilding from any... Read more

Tuesday 17 March 2015 Tuesday 17 March 2015

Respect shown to Konstandinos Erik Scurfield and his family at the Houses of Parliament: His mum and sister spoke to a tearful audience and were greeted with a standing ovation for their courage, and... Read more

Monday 16 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

Remembering that the chemical gasses that killed 5.000 Kurdish people in Halabja on 16 March 1988 were sold to the Iraqi Government for profit that went into someone’s pocket. Thinking about the... Read more

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Friday 27 March 2015 Friday 27 March 2015

ANF: CLRA passes resolution for Kobanê  The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the European Council (CLRA) has issued a declaration demanding that all the means and needs be... Read more

Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK

Latest information 12.50pm Thursday 19 March 2015: Dear friends, The body of martyred Kamal (Kosta) is arriving in Manchester on Friday 20 March at 10:15 am. The body would be received and controlled... Read more

Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor

In memory of: Konstandinos Erik Scurfield – by his sister Georgianna Scurfield:   https://www.justgiving.com/KostasOliveTree Story: Kosta died fighting for every human being’s right... Read more

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation... Read more

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Wednesday 11 March 2015

ANF: 2,700 people returned to Kobanê today It has been reported that 2700 people from Kobanê have returned to their hometown today after crossing from the Mür?itp?nar border gate. Thousands of people... Read more

You can listen:PYD co-president Saleh Muslim speak at UK Parliament You can listen:PYD co-president Saleh Muslim speak at UK Parliament

PYD co-president Muslim to speak at UK Parliament A public forum entitled ‘Kurdish progress – Kurds in Syria: From denial toward self-ruled governance model’ will take place in the UK... Read more

How to send money to rebuild Kobane How to send money to rebuild Kobane

Kurdish Red Crescent:This is the Kobanê Reconstructing Board Bank Account: Kobane Reconstruction Board IBAN: DE96 1005 0000 0190 3910 90 BIC: BELADEBEXXX Let’s work toward a “New Kobanê”!... Read more

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise... Read more

Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid

Firat News: Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid To the Press and Public: Establishing Kobane Reconstruction Board Kobane Canton has been an under severe blockade for nearly two years, and... Read more

ISIS – what can we do? ISIS – what can we do?

ISIS fills a vacuum for some people who are looking for a leader, and something to believe in, maybe those who do not feel they belong, and they get swept away with the ‘born again’ kind of... Read more

How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava

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Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015 Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015

I came away from this Conference with hope that we can join together with others who will support: the people of Kobani who face the massive task of rebuilding the fabric of their town and their lives,... Read more

Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’ Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting... Read more

‘Join the protest to call the Paris murders to account‘ ‘Join the protest to call the Paris murders to account‘

Firat News: The Organising Committee for the actions around the second anniversary of the murders of Kurdish women revolutionaries Sakine Cans?z, Fidan Do?an and Leyla ?aylemez in Paris on 9 January 2013... Read more

Friday 2 January 2014 Friday 2 January 2014

Facebook: Jiyar Gol uploaded a new video: “INSIDE KOBANE” is a documentary film we produced for BBC. It gives a glimps of the way Kurdish journalist gather news under constant shelling and... Read more

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Reports

The Project of a Democratic Syria The Project of a Democratic Syria

 Tev-Dem (Tevgera Civaka Demokratîk /Movement for a Democratic Society, Rojava/Northern Syria) Qamishlo, February 16, 2015 Syria has entered a state of chaos, in which violence and counter violence, backed by power centers that benefit from it, prevail. Its scenarios surpass the potential of people to understand, let alone challenge. If current... [Read more of this review]

Monday 16 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

Remembering that the chemical gasses that killed 5.000 Kurdish people in Halabja on 16 March 1988 were sold to the Iraqi Government for profit that went into someone’s pocket. Thinking about the Kurdish loss today, and the global economy that is fuelled by arms sales between individuals and Governments. Thinking of the money involved in Syria,... [Read more of this review]

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation and the financial assistance they’re giving us for this. I’d also like to thank the people from the Kurdish region of Iraq and particularly... [Read more of this review]

FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014 FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014

Syria – Country of Concern: published 12 March 2015. [This section covers human rights relating to Syria only. For human rights concerns relating to ISIL, see “Case Study: ISIL” on page 55.] The conflict in Syria worsened in 2014. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 76,000 were killed, taking the overall total since the... [Read more of this review]

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise Life in the Canton of Kobanê After months of fighting, our brave YPG and YPJ units have successfully driven out all ISIS terrorists from our democratic... [Read more of this review]

HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks

Government Defying UN Resolution FEBRUARY 24, 2015: (New York) – The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people. Human Rights... [Read more of this review]

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution October 8, 2014 by rojwomen.com Source: Huffington Post, by Houzan Mahmoud The role of women in war, peace and revolution has long been portrayed in manifold, often contradictory ways. Images of women as victims, pacifist peace makers, protestors, and home makers have dominated literature. Opposed... [Read more of this review]

New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing. New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing.

The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men. The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version... [Read more of this review]

Rebuilding Kobane Rebuilding Kobane

After 134 days of fierce fighting, Kurdish forces managed to take control of Kobane city centre. The news about the liberation of the city circulated all over social media, especially on Twitter, on Monday. The official announcement of the city’s liberation was made on Tuesday, with a ceremony attended by both military and civilian officials. The... [Read more of this review]

The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons

The Social Contract of Rojava Cantons in Syria Preamble We, the people of the Democratic Autonomous Regions of Afrin, Jazira and Kobane, a confederation of Kurds, Arabs, Syrics, Arameans, Turkmen, Armenians and Chechens, freely and solemnly declare and establish this Charter. In pursuit of freedom, justice, dignity and democracy and led by principles... [Read more of this review]

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